Because I travel with my small dog, finding a nice place that welcomes pets is tough and finding one that doesn't charge a hefty fee is tougher. Recently when I was driving from MN to Arkansas, I decided I wasn't going to be able to make the 14 1/2 hour trip in one day so I decided to stop in Rolla. Thanks to a website for pet owners, I found this motel listed as being pet friendly. Tripadvisor was my next internet stop, and the Drury Inn was given the highest rating of all Rolla motels. I called for a last-minute reservation and my first introduction to the place was very positive - the desk clerk and the reservations clerk both were quite friendly and helpful. When I got to the facility, I found that there is a 5:30 to 7 p.m. "bar food" event held each evening called "5:30 Kick-Back" and I arrived just under the wire. Having driven 11 hours that day, I was happy not to have to go out for dinner (however, there is a Steak & Shake right next door, had I missed the 7 p.m. cut-off). The food is average: mac & cheese, build your own nachos, chicken fingers (not great), hot dogs. Guests are also given a ticket that is good for three free beverages including wine, mixers such as vodka and various juices, margaritas, and a variety of soft drinks.
The rooms were nice. It's not the Hyatt, but it is nice. After I was checked in and had been in my room for an hour or so, the desk clerk called to make sure the room met my expectations, and to see if I needed anything. Nice!
The next morning I was delighted to find that the breakfast bar included biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs (not rubbery microwaved ones, either!), sausage, make-them-yourself waffles, hot cereal, cold cereal, coffee, and a variety of juices. The dining area was pleasant, clean, and there were newspapers and a television tuned to the news. I know these are standard in most motels and hotels, but I feel I should include the information since this is a review of my experience.
My bill was under $100 (total including tax), and for having a pet, getting a free supper and a GOOD free breakfast, this was quite reasonable, I think.
I make this trip about 4 times per year, and now that I have stayed at the Drury Inn, I will not have to look for a place to stop again. I've found it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests of the Pear Tree Inn Rolla can enjoy free hot breakfast, free evening snacks & cold beverages from 5:30-7 pm, free wifi in all rooms and throughout the hotel, free long distance calls and free popcorn and soda in the lobby daily. An outdoor swimming pool is available for guest use, along with an on-site fitness center. A microwave and refrigerator can be found in all rooms. Drury is family owned and operated so you can expect the same great value, friendly service and cleanliness at every location. We look forward to having you as our guest! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Inn Rolla Hotel Rolla
- Drury Rolla
- Rolla Drury Inn